ISAAC HANKES - SENIOR WEATHER ANALYST, REFINITIV
Isaac is a Weather Research Analyst within the Agriculture and Weather Research team at Refinitiv. Prior to joining the team in 2016, he completed a B.S. in Meteorology from St. Cloud State in 2007 before graduating from the University of Illinois with a M.S. (2009) and Ph.D. (2014) in Atmospheric Science. At Refinitiv, Isaac leads the forecasting efforts of the Weather Research team, focusing on applied short (days), medium (weeks), and long range (months) forecasting in the Agriculture Weather Dashboard and Cross-Asset Weather Application in Eikon. He also conducts research for use in seasonal prediction, and collaborates with other teams on various weather applications. The Weather team produces in excess of 50 weather commentary reports per week, while also having a significant role in developing the weather data, charts, tables, and maps shown all throughout Eikon.